There are basically two categories of Intervention:
REGULAR YEARLY INTERVENTION
This is the allocation to all benefitting tertiary Institutions every year. It is usually issued in the middle of the year during the Annual Strategic Planning workshop organized by TETFund. Allocations are made for the following:
- NORMAL INTERVENTION PROJECT/PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAMME UPGRADE
This is usually the main allocation for physical projects or procurement of teaching and learning materials
Since 2006, allocation to the University under this intervention amount to N2,807,550,000
Highlight of the utilization of this Intervention include:
- MBO 1721 City 52-Seater Mercedes Benz Bus 2006.
- Toyota Hiace Bus 2011.
- Construction and Furnishing of Centre for Information Technology Year 2007-2010 (Merged) TETFund Intervention.
- Procurement of various software and network devices including lag of Fiber Optic Lines 2011 – 2012 (Merged) TETFund Normal Intervention.
- Construction of Faculty of Education Complex 2011 – 2012
- Construction of faculty of Agricultural Sciences Complex 2011 – 2012.
- Procurement and Installation of 3No. KVA Generators 2011 – 2012 (Merged) TETFund Normal Intervention.
- Supply and Installation of Video Conferencing Equipment and ICT Facilities 2011 – 2012.
2015 to Date
- Construction of First Phase of the Medical College 2013 – 2016 (Merged) TETFund Normal Intervention ongoing.
- Construction and Furnishing of a 1,000 Capacity E-Learning Centre 2013 – 2016 (Merged) TETFund Normal Intervention ongoing.
BOT SPECIAL INTERVENTION
It is on record that the University has enjoyed the Fund’s Special Intervention Grants approved by the Board of Trustee in the following areas:
- Centre for Applied Sciences and Technology Research Complex (2010)
- 500 combined seater capacity Twin Lecture Theatre. (2010)
- 300 combined seater capacity Auditorium/Lecture Theatre. (2011)
- Ultra-Modern 500-Seater Capacity Auditorium. (2011)
- Procurement of ICT Equipment for faculty cafes (2010)
- Procurement of 1No. Toyota Hiace and 1No. 30-Seater Toyota Coaster Bus (2010)
- Procurement of 1No. 4x4WD double cabin Toyota Hilux (2011)
2015 to Date
- Supply of Laboratory Scientific Equipment to the Centre for Applied Sciences and Technology Research (2013) and Faculty of Agriculture and Education (2014)
These and many other Physical Projects have contributed immensely in the expansion of the capacity of the University in term of student’s intake, lecture delivery, hosting of public functions and other academic and social activities. Coupled with the supply of appropriate teaching and learning equipment, a quantum leap has been recorded in the enhancement of academic standard in the University.
- Year 2016 TETFund Zonal Intervention was deployed for the following projects
- Procurement of scientific equipment for the Centre for Applied Sciences and Technology Research.
- Procurement of ICT Equipment for the ICT Centre and Classrooms
- Installation of Solar Power System for the 150 Seat Capacity Needs Assessment Lecture Theatre
- Installation of Laboratory Workbenches for three New Faculty of Agriculture Laboratories.
- Procurement of a High Quality 4D Digital Ultra Sound Scanning Machine and Power Inverters for the University Clinic.
- Year 2017TETFund Zonal Intervention (Student Dignity Projects) was deployed for the procurement of a 53 Seater Ashok Leyland Falcon Intercity Bus for use by Students on excursion and study visits outside Lapai; Installation of Alternative Solar Power for the University Central Library and Upgrade of the Solar Power in the 500 Capacity Lecture Theatre.
- Year 2018 Zonal Intervention: Procurement of 26 Seater Toyota Coaster Bus, 100 Desktop Computers, 100 Solar Street Lights and 42 Laser Jet Printers
ACADEMIC BASED INTERVENTIONS
This is the Institution Based-Research Fund (IBR) for purpose of staff researches within institutions. The maximum disbursement for each research is N2,000,000. So far in 39No. of staff have benefitted from this Intervention and have completed or currently undertaking various researches.
This has enabled researchers to fulfill their set target of providing solution to issues confronting the University’s Communities in addition to national and international concern.
- PUBLICATION OF JOURNALS:
TETFund supports the publication of a maximum of three central and multidisciplinary scholarly journals in each institution. Currently we have four (4) Journals being supported.
- Lapai Journal of Science and Technology “LAJOST”
- IBBUL Academic: A Humanities-Based Journal
- Lapai Research in Humanities.
- Journal of Arts and Education.
The last two are being reprioritized to fulfill extant TETFund requirements for further support.
- PUBLICATION OF SCHOLARLY MANUSCRIPTS INTO BOOKS:
Scholars are assisted to publish their manuscripts through this intervention. So far, three books have been published:
- ‘Updated Geological Map of Nigeria’ by Professor Nuhu Obaje of Geology Department
- ‘Road Map for Nation Building in Nigeria’ by Dr. Sunday Inokwe Otinche of Public Administration Department.
- ‘Niyi Osundare: A Literature Biography’ by Professor E. Egya of English Department
- Biology, Culture and Importance of Earthworm: By Prof. Ibrahim Baba Usman
- Academic Staff Training and Development (AST&D): One Hundred and Seventy-Eight staff have benefited from the Academic Staff Training and Development Intervention for their Masters and Doctorate Degree Programme both locally and overseas. This training programme has been of immense benefit to the staff and the University, thus improving the academic standing of such staff as well as impacting high quality instruction to students and conduct of sound research work
Summary of AST&D Local and Oversea Training (2006 to date)
2015 to date
- Conference Attendance Intervention CA
A total number of 544 staff benefitted from Staff Conference Intervention (CA) in the ratio of 70/30 between Senior Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff respectively. Staff have attended local and international conferences and have published researched paper in repeatable journals.
This allocation as the name implies, is devoted to Library Development either in terms of supply of books, equipment, construction or maintenance of work in the Library.
Highlight of the utilization of the Intervention are as follows:
- Procurement of Various Quantities of Textbooks and Journals 67785 Books.
- Acquisition of E-Books and Journals for the University Library
- Purchase of 113 Computers and Workstations.
- Procurement of ICT Equipment, Library Reading Materials, Equipment and Furniture.
- Procurement and Installation of Various Infrastructure for Faculty Cafes.
- Procurement and Installation of Bindery Equipment (2011/2012)
Entrepreneurship Intervention was introduced basically to create opportunities for students irrespective of their departments in the University system to acquire entrepreneurial skills and knowledge with the view of preparing them for life after school.
The Centre was established with various skills acquisition facilities to enable the students engage themselves and have hands on the training in various fields such as ICT, Fish Farming, Poultry farming, Ceramics, Cosmetics production.
The Centre was set up in 2014 with TETFund Intervention of N75,000,000 which involved the construction of the Center and he Procurement of Sundry Entrepreneurial Skills Acquisition Training Equipment as follows:
- Procurement of Computers.
- Procurement of Ceramic Working Equipment.
- Procurement of Fish Farming Equipment
- Procurement of Poultry Equipment.
- Procurement of Cashew Juice, Cashew Nut Oil Processing Equipment (2013/2014/2015/2016) TETFund Intervention.
There is an ongoing TETFund Intervention N60,000,000 for the acquisition of Cashew Processing Facility to provide opportunities to students to acquire skills in modern food processing